Marcus Browne, the boxing pride of Staten Island, N.Y., went to 2-0 with a TKO win over Ritchie Cherry at the L.A. Sports Arena on Saturday. Browne, 22, scored three knockdowns against his foe from Oklahoma.
Browne (2-0, 2 KOs) spoke to Brian Kenny of Showtime after the network finished airing an undercard fight ahead of its Amir Kahn-Carlos Molina main event. Browne promised to "stay on the straight and narrow," and the 2012 Olympian said he likes the pro game, where he can bang and not worry about the headgear and the computer scoring in the amateurs. The light heavyweight likes that kids who work out at the Atlas Cops and Kids Gyms in New York look up to him and wants to keep excelling so that he can remain a role model.
Cherry dropped to 3-6.